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Old 07-01-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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So I have had issues with this single shot Rossi 223 spraying all over the place. Took the scope off and tightened the rail down, and ensured the scope was secure. Not bad at 50 yard. All within 2”. Anyone else had this issue? Wondering if I should try to sell and switch to a bolt action.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:06 PM   #2
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Tried different ammo and bullet weights?
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:34 PM   #3
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I had one in 223 also. It was like you mentioned. I initially tried shooting it in at around 65 yards. It would put bullets all over the place. High, low, left and right. It would shoot almost decent for a couple shots then throw one several inches off center. I thought it was the scope so I tried open sights at 30 yards. Same results. So I thought maybe it was the bullet's so I tried two totally different brands and had the same results. I cleaned the gun. Same results.

I didn't wanna pawn the gun off on someone knowing I couldn't get it to shoot right. So I gave it away to my uncle because he wanted to try and work on it to see if he could get it right. That was a few years back and he has yet to actually do anything with the gun.

I'm definitely not a sharp shooter or a gunsmith. Your mileage may vary.

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Old 07-01-2018, 07:41 PM   #4
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Get a new England firearms handy rifle. I've had mine since I was 5, in 223. It will shoot moa at 100 yards with a Simmons scope that has been on it since new.

I can't stand the rossi firearms.

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Old 07-01-2018, 07:46 PM   #5
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I see you’re located right close to me. If you’d like, shoot me a PM. I can give you a few each of a bunch of different brands and grain weights to try.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:46 PM   #6
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Tried different ammo and bullet weights?
This was my first thought too. May just have to play around and find a factory load it likes.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:52 PM   #7
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I’ve always found single shots to have such a stiff trigger and I believe that is why they sometimes aren’t as accurate
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:54 PM   #8
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Had one Barnes 55gr was a nail driver.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:55 PM   #9
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Hornady 55gr shoots good out of ours.

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Old 07-01-2018, 08:00 PM   #10
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My 243 wont shoot anything over a 55grn with any accuracy.

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Old 07-01-2018, 09:27 PM   #11
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I gave up on my 223. Tried different loads, even handloads, changed scope, rings & mounts twice still would not group no matter what. I'm like bradbryant1000, didn't want to pawn it off on anyone knowing it was a POS. Tried calling the factory and didn't get an answer, not even an answering machine. Disappointing.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:36 PM   #12
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it may be a loose chamber,,, mike the fired cases and compare to factory ammo
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:46 AM   #13
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Also check that swivel on the fore end. It will flex the barrel if it's too tight. Unscrew the swivel and put a loose wrap of tape around the fore end just to keep it from falling off. Try a group. You may be surprised.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:03 AM   #14
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:36 AM   #15
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Mine will do inch and a half groups at 100yds with Remington corelokts.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:03 AM   #16
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Is sand bag or something touching the barrel
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:21 AM   #17
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Mine will do inch and a half groups at 100yds with Remington corelokts.
Same results with my Rossi in .243 with the Core-Lokts. Very accurate rifle.

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Old 07-02-2018, 09:24 AM   #18
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When I was in the custom accuracy work-up business I worked up a load for one of these---and finally got it shooting an inch or so at 100. My key was tinkering with the overall length of the cartridge. Rifle was particular about how far off the lands the bullet started--
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:45 AM   #19
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Yes,, my son had one in 243 as this first deer rifle and it has same problem. Issue it barrel is throated so deep... literally over an inch from end of bullet to lands it was impossible to get any better accuracy than 2-3 inch groups at 75 yards. It is what it is, an inexpensive first rifle for short range hunting.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:49 AM   #20
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Had same one, Hornady 55 was great shooter.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:56 AM   #21
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What’s the barrel twist rate? Make sure you are shooting bullets that the barrel will stabilize. I have an old Savage 110 .223 with an 11-1 twist I believe. Won’t shoot anything over 60gr, tried and bullets were tumbling and keyholing every time. Went back to a lower weight bullet and very accurate again.
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